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Damien Hirst

Black Sun, 2004

Flies and resin on canvas
144 1/10 in diameter
366 cm diameter
Location
Riehen
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Fondation Beyeler
Riehen
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Mixed Media
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Courtesy White Cube Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd All rights reserved / 2015, ProLitteris, Zurich
Damien Hirst
British, b. 1965
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Damien Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated "Freeze," an exhibition in a disused warehouse that showed his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths College. In the nearly quarter of a century since that pivotal show (which would come to define the Young British Artists), Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of his generation. His groundbreaking works include The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991), a shark in formaldehyde; Mother and Child Divided (1993) a four-part sculpture of a bisected cow and calf; and For the Love of God (2007), a human skull studded with 8,601 diamonds. In addition to his installations and sculptures, Hirst’s Spot paintings and Butterfly paintings have become universally recognized.

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About the work
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Fondation Beyeler
Riehen
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Private collection

Medium
Mixed Media
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Courtesy White Cube Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd All rights reserved / 2015, ProLitteris, Zurich
Damien Hirst
British, b. 1965
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Damien Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated "Freeze," an exhibition in a disused warehouse that showed his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths College. In the nearly quarter of a century since that pivotal show (which would come to define the Young British Artists), Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of his generation. His groundbreaking works include The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991), a shark in formaldehyde; Mother and Child Divided (1993) a four-part sculpture of a bisected cow and calf; and For the Love of God (2007), a human skull studded with 8,601 diamonds. In addition to his installations and sculptures, Hirst’s Spot paintings and Butterfly paintings have become universally recognized.

Damien Hirst

Black Sun, 2004

Flies and resin on canvas
144 1/10 in diameter
366 cm diameter
Location
Riehen
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